whole wheat pumpkin pancakes

whole wheat pumpkin pancakes

I’m reading a really fantastic book right now called Sabbath in the Suburbs.  I’m sure I’ll tell you more about it later, but for now suffice it to say that it is changing the way I am thinking about weekends.  Our weekends have felt kind of stressful in the past couple of months, which doesn’t make a lot of sense because football has been on and on Saturdays that is generally our focus.  But we’ve had weekends out of town, to-do lists that are longer than I would like, and instead of focusing on family time I feel like I have spent a lot of time waiting until I can move on to the next thing I need to do.  It’s been stressful and I don’t want to always approach my weekends like that.  It more often than not does not leave me feeling refreshed and ready to go on Monday mornings.

So I’m at least dipping my toes into changing the way I do Saturday.  (More later probably.)

One thing we have done a lot recently though, it to make pancakes or waffles for breakfast on Saturday morning.  But not at a hurried pace…just leisurely while we watch College Gameday.  And this is one of our new favorite recipes.

I first made them because I had made a batch of pumpkin muffins and didn’t want my leftover puree to go to waste.  I thought they might be a good things to add to Evelyn’s breakfast repertoire (I pulled the recipe out of a baby cookbook I had).  But of course, Gerrit and I loved them, too, and they’ve been making regular appearances on our Saturday morning table.  (Just as long as we don’t make it stressful.)

whole wheat pumpkin pancakes


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2 Responses

  1. Abby October 28, 2015 at 9:24 pm |

    I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on that book. It sounds really interesting, and like such a good idea to reclaim the weekend from the never-ending litany of errands, chores, and activities. I’ve been struggling to feel rested at the end of weekends lately, and this might be just the thing to help.

  2. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood October 29, 2015 at 10:42 am |

    These look awesome! I need to try them and freeze them for easy breakfasts!


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